Friday, January 19, 2018 New Site

As many of you know, we have moved and imported all the blog posts (10 years worth) from this Google Blogger site into our own server and a new Wordpress site at We did this in support of our idea to expand our blog beyond just blogging. So, with the new name of sv Island Spirit, we were able to secure all the social media addresses and a few new domain names. This means you can find us on all the social media sites using the name svIslandSpirit: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Patreon. Everything is linked up on our new website menu. Please Like and Follow us as we explore the Caribbean Sea for the next four years!
The NEW website for

One last topic. Everyone that was a member of this blog has been imported and subscribed to our new blog. If you are new here, and if you would like to follow us by EMAIL, then please fill out this form and our new Wordress blog will email you whenever we post a new story. We are using the Mail Chimp application to manage our list. This is an easy way to enjoy our travels.

Thank you all. We will see you over on our new site....

and on our Facebook Page....

Radeen and Hayden riding the "Safari Bus" in Tortola, BVIs

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Blogger site: We have a decision

I have imported every member of our blogger site over to our new site. You as a subscribing member of this site, Island Spirit on blogger, should be seeing our emails now being sent from our new site at These are sent from the MailChimp app a tool in Wordpress we are using. 

Eventually, I plan to stop posting here, on blogger, and only post on our new server and our site. So for right now, as I perfect the transfer, you may be seeing these double post. Please allow me time to complete the full transfer.

With that said, we just posted a very detailed blog update on our decision for our mast repair. You can read about our decision and our summary here:
Thank you

Hayden & Radeen, preparing to head to Puerto Rico, Sun, Dec 3, with a launch date Dec 5.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

2018 IPYOA Calendar is OUT

Remember, we have moved our blogging over to our new Wordpress site here: so please update your bookmark.

Nov 24, 2017, we released our 15th Island Packet Yacht Owners Association Calendar.
You can see the 13 pages and the write up here:

Here is the 2018 Cover page.
Click the image for more

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Video: Week 1 of Repairs Puerto Rico

We spent a week inspecting our boat and working on repairs as we decide what to do about the mast damages and our repair options. Enjoy this 6-minute video of photos as we narrate the adventures.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Video: Our Hurricane Repair Options

Again....please follow us over on as we are moving from this Blogger site of 10 years over to our own server with Wordpress. Thank you.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Video: Intro 2017-18 Cruising Season

We created this intro video on our YouTube channel outlining the launch of svIslandSpirit and our plan to raise funds via Patreon. All the funds raised are NOT for us! We will be using the money to help people in need after the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, USVI and the BVIs. We hope we can help someone. That is our goal this 2017-2018 cruising season. Enjoy this 2-minute into., and please become a Patron and make a small donation.

Thank you!

Please become a patron here:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

svIslandSpirit is Launched

Radeen and I have redesigned our ten-year-old blogger site and we imported all the content into our new WordPress site located on my own server at Then we reworked our Twitter account and our Instagram account to reflect this new svIslandSpirit design. Next, we create a Facebook page for svIslandSpirit and published this with the same banner and profile picture. Our final step was to build a Patreon donation page where our followers can contribute to help us meet our new goals of helping others.
Radeen and Hayden arriving and taking down the Q flag

The goal is to raise funds via our blogging, photo essays, and YouTube videos. Each time we produce new content, we can offer it to our Patreon members who can make a contribution of their selection being $1, $2, $5, $10. As these funds build up, we will present a balance sheet under the donation menu link. The money raised is NOT for us. We will be giving away all the money to people and families and organizations that we discover who really need help after the destructive hurricanes of IRMA and MARIA. We are hoping to organize hundreds of our subscribers under Patreon generating funds to donate to those in need. Again the balance sheet will be here. Please join our project by liking and following our Facebook page, then please join our Patreon page. While you are at it, please follow us on Twitter and Instagram. We are applying the power of social media to help others in need.

We hope you like our idea and we know people have enjoyed our blog for many years, now we are hoping to put this to work to help those in need. Thank you for joining our team. Please look over all the new social media links above and Like and FOLLOW our accounts. We will do our best to help.

Hayden & Radeen

Our Tagline:

"We know we can't help everyone, but everyone can, at least, help someone."

Monday, June 12, 2017

Island Packet 380 PLAN SEA for sale

...Hayden and Radeen, a Whiteaker Yacht Sales team...
Many of you know us as Hayden and Radeen, the Island Packet owners and sailors who have sailed IPs since 1986. We first charted an IP 38 out of Rock Hall, MD, in the summer of 1986 and fell in love with the product. Since then, we owned IP 27 # 056 named Cinnamon from 1991 to 2001 and then bought IP 35 # 165 and named her Island Spirit. During all these years of IP ownership, we built several Island Packet focused web sites of which our largest is

During our 2013 IP factory refit in Florida, Ed and Debbie Whiteaker invited us to join the Whiteaker Yacht Sales team and I became a broker. Our primary task is to promote Whiteaker Yacht Sales services as we cruise around. What we have discovered is that many Island Packet yacht owners already love the WYS team and we are very proud to part of the staff. We wanted to let every Island Packet owner know that Radeen and I are a yacht broker team. We would love to help you find your dream yacht and to help you learn all about the wonderful IPY "family" of owners. Radeen and I have over 30,000 nm under our keel and have sailed many IPs as crew and on charter vacations and we feel there is no better cruising yacht. We know the history of the company and the product line is very familiar to us. We look forward to helping sailors make their Island Packet dreams come true.

Please allow us to introduce what we feel could be the most pristine and well maintained used IP on the market today. Island Packet 380 PLAN SEA is in MINT condition.

The owners, Jim and Loretta, are dear friends of ours and we have sailed together many years to the Bahamas from Florida. We first met in 2003, when they commissioned their boat in Rock Hall, MD. We have been on many IPs over the years and we have never seen a boat that is this spotless and in such like-new condition as is 380 PLAN SEA. Jim and Loretta have owned this yacht since 2003 and they have sailed her from Maryland to the Exumas and back to Florida where they now live. They would steam clean the salon settees cushions, steam clean the factory custom carpet, wax and clean the fiberglass, polish the stainless and then store the boat. This boat has been cleaned and polished twice a year, usually for one to two months at launch and then one to two months at haul out. The boat has only been used for part of the year, every year. The boat has always been emptied and the lockers have always been cleaned every year. This alone is a massive task, but it shows the way this yacht was maintained. We honestly can say that this Island Packet 380 is truly in like-factory new condition. If you are looking for an IP in the 35-40 foot range, then we feel this is the best yacht on the market, simply due its incredibly excellent condition.

Radeen and I shot over 800 digital photos of this boat and we processed these 800 down to 150 beautiful photos showing every single aspect of the boat. We show the lockers, teak finish, stainless polish, the hull and deck wax, the polished engine bilge, the emptied sail lockers and the like new dinghy and Yamaha outboard motor. If you study the photos, you will notice how clean and how perfect this yacht is. We are very proud of the listing details and the photos we published because we are proud to represent such a well maintained yacht. The owners, Jim and Loretta, are moving on to land yachting and other travels and they felt it was time for someone else to enjoy life aboard IP 380 PLAN SEA.

To view all the photos and to see the listing details, please share and follow this URL:

Here are a few great photos to show off this yacht. 

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Monday, June 5, 2017

College Roomates Beach Bums

Anita, Radeen, Joanne and Gail roommates gathered for a weekend of fun in Bethany Beach, DE.
Not pictured....Mark, Hayden and Mike. Jim, we missed you!
We had so much fun cooking delicious meals together, relaxing on the big screened in porch,
walking the neighborhood and going to the beach. We also went to a fun craft fair in Dewey Beach.

Hard to believe it has been 44 years since we met at Millersville State College on the first floor of Gilbert Hall.
Very thankful for our enduring friendship!
.Friday afternoon was spent celebrating with live music and drinks at an outdoor bar.

Selfie and Smiles in the Sand and Salt Air

We all love to walk, so off we went to The Big Chill Beach Club for a breezy Sunday afternoon at the Indian River Inlet.
Hayden met us for another drink and great live music at Hammerhead's Dockside at the Delaware Seashore State Park.

Joanne's family beach charming and comfortable!
This event was rescheduled several times over the last few years....thank you, Joanne and Mike, for not giving up on us!